January 18, 2006

Appointment in VA

Tomorrow is my big appointment with Dr. Shor in Reston, Virginia. That means an hour and a half to two hours in a car both ways, and in the midst of serious back, neck and arm tightness, one of my scariest symptoms. I am hoping Dr. Shor's treatment can do good where others have not, but the trip is worrying me immensely right now.

Posted by Andy at January 18, 2006 08:02 PM to the Health category

Why go by car? Use the teleporter, or maybe just take an away mission shuttle?

Posted by: Kevin at January 18, 2006 09:27 PM

Can someone go with you to help out driving? It might relieve a little stress for the trip. I think Kevin needs to take off work to drive you to Va. ;)

Posted by: Bobby at January 18, 2006 10:09 PM

Oh, I wouldn't drive it myself. Both my parents are going, but the ride still hurts me a ton, and the adrenaline required for the meeting will do no small amount of harm as well if history is any judge. I only drive really short distances these days, though I am trying to build up.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2006 10:47 PM

So, is it possible to lay down in the back seat instad of sitting upright for the ride?

Posted by: Mei at January 18, 2006 11:36 PM

That's a good idea, but I think it might cause more problems than it would solve. The main problems of car rides are lack of mobility and, more importantly, just the subtle but constant shaking of the car as you move. There aren't many tricks I can employ to reduce that barring buying the most expensive car available.

Posted by: Andy at January 18, 2006 11:51 PM

If you got one of those super dense foam things for the car, would it help?

Posted by: Mei at January 19, 2006 04:57 PM

A car ride for me is much akin to a roller coaster ride for the rest of you. Imagine taking the Cyclone to work every day and being on it for an hour and a half. I think the results would be similar. You can pad the seat, but it can only take you so far.

I *think* I know what a super dense foam thing is, but I'm not entirely sure. I'm glad you're trying to come up with creative solutions even if they can't always work.

Posted by: Andy at January 19, 2006 06:57 PM
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